Hi everyone! During the winter months, I am the type of person who loves to be huddled up in their room watching Netflix until it is warm enough to go outside without a coat on. I always have associated winter as being a time to gain five pounds and making the season a time to relax. This year, I decided that my winter months would be focused on bettering myself and every aspect of my life instead of waiting until the warm months to try to grow. Today I am going to be sharing with you a few ways I got out of the winter rut and how to apply it to your own lives.
- Eating Healthy and Working out
These two things have been a huge part of getting out of my winter hibernation. Usually, I only try to be healthy right before spring break or summer so I’ll look a little more presentable in a swimsuit. This year, I never stopped trying to take care of my body. I am on and off with working out, but eating healthy has helped my physical and mental health as winter flies by. The past month I have gotten into a more consistent workout routine and something that has helped me is going to work out with friends! This makes the experience so much more fun!
In the past, I have been a big coffee drinker, but I used creamer. If you’re looking for a quick healthy eating tip, try to stop using creamers! They have so many added sugars that are not good for you. Coffee by itself isn’t bad for you at all, so try that instead. The taste is a little hard to get used to, but after a few cups, you should be used to it!
2. Doing Things
This sounds kind of obvious, but do things you enjoy! It’s so easy to get home from class and just lay in bed until suddenly it’s 8 pm and you don’t know where the past three hours went. Usually, I always will read for an hour or two when I get home from school because I love reading so much and it is also a good habit to have! Another thing I’ll do for fun when I have some extra time is paint. Painting is so relaxing and a great way to wind down after a long day. When I don’t have much homework, I try to spend time with friends.
3. Spending time with God
This is something I do year-round, but it is helpful in the winter months because sometimes they can be hard to get through! I try to incorporate time with God in many different parts of my day instead of having one designated time for Him. Usually when I get ready and workout every morning I’ll listen to podcasts and worship music. In the afternoon I will usually try to listen to a sermon. At night I always try to end my day by reading my Bible. I never really plan what I am going to do or have a theme, I mainly just let God lead me throughout the day:)
I can think of so many more tips on getting through winter, but those are my main ones that can help change your life one decision at a time. Let me know how you grow during the winter months!- Cami